Miroslav Tomoski

Miroslav Tomoski is a political reporter at Herb. He studied US politics at the University of Windsor and has been reporting as a freelancer since the 2016 election. His work has taken him across 30 states and – in the hopes of making it to all 50 – he is now looking for a good reason to go to Oklahoma.

miroslav@herb.co


A case in Colorado begs the question: what made it worth hiding from the public?

An associate at a medical marijuana dispensary in LA serves customers. In Colorado, it was recently revealed that, under a secret project, the state has been policing medical marijuana doctors for years.

The cannabis industry is becoming a political force in the U.S.

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 9: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., speaks during a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Representative Rohrabacher has been one of the largest recipients of funding from the Cannabis industry this election cycle, having received approximately $80,000 in donations over the past two years. The cannabis industry is increasing its lobbying efforts exponentially. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images)

Twenty-eight-year-old Ocasio-Cortez upset the Democratic party when she won a Congressional primary in June. Now, she’s endorsing the candidates she wants coming with her to shake things up.


The Blockchain is already popular for buying illegal drugs on the dark web. Now, governments might start using this high-tech tracking system.

A technician inspects the backside of Bitcoin mining at Bitfarms in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec on March 19, 2018. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works based on the Blockchain technology without a central bank or single administrator. (Photo by Lars Hagberg /AFP/Getty Images)

In the past two years, the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Beaver State has fallen from 420 to eight.

Woman is shown smoking. In the past two years, the number of medical marijuana patients in Oregon has fallen dramatically.

Cannabis users have been barred from crossing the border in the past. Now, businessmen are being turned around just cause of their investments.

Cars line up to cross into the US at the US/Canada border on February 25, 2017, in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

K2—or synthetic cannabis—hospitalizations are on the rise across the country.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Men who are high on K2 or “Spice,” a synthetic cannabis drug, sleep along a street in East Harlem on August 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has to approve the initiative before it can be placed on the ballot.

Oklahoma voters line up at Trinity Baptist Church on Super Tuesday on March 1, 2016 in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters head to the polls for the 2016 Presidential Primary.


The Green Gorilla isn’t disheartened, even after losing a chunk of inventory.

Police raid one of the biggest cannabis factories in Ireland. Recently, in Texas, the Green Gorilla dispensary was raided of its CBD products and $170,000.

The data is consistent with other reports which have found that legalization does not lead to an increase in crime.

A police officer stands on patrol as people participate in a Silent Peace March against Violence in the Bronx on July 25, 2018 in New York City. A recent study found cannabis legalization does not lead to an increase in felonies in Washington

Is law enforcement blaming the wrong people for the state’s illegal grows?

Mexican soldiers unload bundles of seized marijuana before incinerating the drugs at a military base in Tijuana, Mexico, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Authorities carried out the biggest marijuana bust in Mexico's history this week when approximately 134 tons of marijuana headed for the U.S. was confiscated by soldiers and police. Mexico has impounded more than 7,400 tons of marijuana this year as part of President Felipe Calderon's fight against drug cartels.

In many states, hemp-derived CBD oil is available while anything made from cannabis is not. California has taken a different approach.

Someone plans a clone cannabis plant that will be used to produce hemp for CBD. California's recent ban on hemp-derived CBD leads to more confusion than clarification.

It’s an important step for the state which could legalize through the legislature this year.

ASBURY PARK, NJ - JUNE 18: Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy speaks onstage during the Grand Re-Opening of Asbury Lanes at Asbury Lanes on June 18, 2018 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Murphy has been a vocal advocate of recreational marijuana legalization. His Attorney General recently ordered a stay on marijuana prosecutions until September.

Legalization could help Pennsylvania balance its budget, but the Republican-controlled legislature is unlikely to go for it.

OAKLAND, CA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 - Cannabis sprouts on display and for sale in the lobby of the Harboside Health Center. California legalized recreational weed in January. Now other states are considering doing the same. Legal weed could solve Pennsylvania's budget problems, but the legislature is unlikely to go for it. (Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Since the floodgates of debate have opened over cannabis legalization in New York, money is pouring into an unlikely place.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to a crowd during a reelection campaign event in 2014. Cuomo, who once called marijuana a gateway drug, has recently received donations of nearly $100,000 from two of the state’s largest medical cannabis companies during his 2018 campaign.

Oklahoma health officials approved restrictions she opposed to the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative.

Oklahoma Gov't Lawyer, Julie Ezell, Resigns After Sending Fake Threats Over Medical Marijuana

Hemp legalization would lead to an industry boom, but everyone might not be allowed to participate in it.

EATON, CO - SEPTEMBER 5: Shami Coleman, co-owner of Colorado Cultivars Hemp Farm brings in a load of hemp that was harvested on September 5, 2017 in Eaton, Colorado. The Senate's Farm Bill to Legalize Hemp Bans Farmers with Cannabis Convictions

Federal law requires medical cannabis users to give up their Second Amendment rights.

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Crackdowns on the cartels have only fueled violence in Mexico. Now, the country’s newly-elected president is proposing an alternative approach.

A Guerrero Community Police member patrols at an illegal poppy field, in Heliodoro Castillo, Guerrero state, Mexico, on March 25, 2018. In the mountains of Guerrero, hundreds of impoverished families have depended for years on their poppies cultivation, a beautiful flower from which opium gum, the precursor of heroin, is obtained. But, recently they have been affected due to the emergence of a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin: fentanyl, which negatively impacts the price of opium gum. Now, Mexico's newly elected president AMLO is considering decriminalizing all drugs a way to combat the violence of cartels

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